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Older people who exercise have better mental health

Journal Article


Abstract


  • People with higher levels of physical activity report enhanced mental health (Law et al. 2014). In contrast, low levels of exercise can in turn lead to waning of physical and mental health, along with a decreased social network, as sedentary behaviours become the norm (Valencia, Stoutenberg & Florez, 2014). This is particularly so in older people.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Middleton, R., Moxham, L. & Parrish, D. R. (2018). Older people who exercise have better mental health. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25 (10), 36.

Start Page


  • 36

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • People with higher levels of physical activity report enhanced mental health (Law et al. 2014). In contrast, low levels of exercise can in turn lead to waning of physical and mental health, along with a decreased social network, as sedentary behaviours become the norm (Valencia, Stoutenberg & Florez, 2014). This is particularly so in older people.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Middleton, R., Moxham, L. & Parrish, D. R. (2018). Older people who exercise have better mental health. Australian Nursing and Midwifery Journal, 25 (10), 36.

Start Page


  • 36

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • 10

Place Of Publication


  • Australia